Membership of an Irish Clan

An Irish clan is a kinship group formed around inherited cultural identities that are real or assumed.
 
Historically, membership of a clan was determined by use of the clan surname, living in the clan territory and sharing in the culture and heritage of the clan. Today, to belong to a clan one must at least inherit or choose to carry the clan surname and identify with the culture and heritage of the clan.
 
If you wish to register with your Irish Clan please consult the Register of Clans and contact your Clan directly.
Clans of Ireland does not recruit individuals to specific Clans.
 
Our function is to:

  • Authenticate and register Irish Clans and historical families
  • promote the interests of Irish Clans and historical families
  • provide authentic and scholarly information related to Irish Clans and historical families.

 
Please follow the links below to find out how to apply for registration as an Irish Clan.